The Ways To Weight-Loss

Scale, apple and tape measure – Weight-loss

Losing weight isn’t science for some people but for others it’s harder than building a spaceship and that’s nothing to be sad about. In this post I will break down the ways you can implement to lose your desired weight and keep it off.

My name is Hanif and I run Criterion Fitness and Nutrition, helping Men of all ages, sizes and goals smash the targets we set and agree to. I’ve never been majorly overweight but I’ve had my own health battles. Starting a fitness journey will benefit you and those you love so it’s great that you’re at this website and focusing on your health. Enough of the fluffy stuff here’s the knowledge.

So, the key to weight-loss is simple in speech but harder to act upon but with coaching it will get easier. Calorie deficit is the key, to burn more calories than you take into your body from food and drink. Sounds straightforward but it gets complicated when you have to earn a living, travel for knowledge, attend to your family, vist so-and-so and then figure out if it makes more sense to hit the drive-thru on your way home or do some late night supermarket shopping. Life isn’t always going to be easy but now comes the methods to weight-loss which are:

  • Exercise
  • Fasting
  • Food and Drink Restriction
  • Combining the above

The way you go about losing weight depends on you however my way is to combine all the above. Exercise strengthens your cardiovascular system, muscles are strengthened, bodily imbalances are rectified and your range of motion can be increased. Exercise is also good for brain health and reduces mental ill health such as depression. The form of exercise is up to you but I’d recommend sessions that include strength training as well as cardiovascular training since strength training does infact aid weight-loss.

Fasting is very popular in the fitness and health conscious world. For Muslim’s fasting is to please Allah azza wa jal but fasting also has the benefit of bringing about weight-loss. Body fat and muscle are lost through fasting but with regular exercise and a good balanced diet the muscle loss can be managed. Fasting also gives your digestive system a break which can only be good since the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him is reported to have said words to the effect of ‘Man fills nothing worse than his stomach.’

Food and Drink Restriction would basically be cutting Calories. Cutting the amount of Calories you get from food will help put you into a calorie deficit at a faster rate than by exercising the same number of calories away. Cutting out sweets, baked food and avoiding fizzy drinks are all good ways to reach your goal weight.

How you go about attaining your goal weight is your call however I’d recommend to add all of these methods into your programme to increase you in good health overall. With time you’ll find that your weight has dropped, you feel more energetic, less stressed, more mobile and able to achieve your daily tasks.

Weight-loss isn’t the wall you may have seen it to be and I hope this article has made the road to good health that bit more understandable. If things are still unclear and you’d like my help 1-2-1 just drop a message [Here] and I will be in contact with you. A new year is upon us and the health of the nation is on our minds. Being overweight and obese have been linked to many illnesses and so looking after your health will only pay you back in years to come. Thanks for reading and talk to you soon. 

Published by Hanif (Abu Hafs)

Fitness and Nutritional Advisor, Husband and Father, helping Men of all sizes and goals achieve great things.

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